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1978 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 5-6, .455 W-L% (74th of 138)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 4-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cal Stoll (5-6)

PS/G: 19.1 (89th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 24.3 (103rd of 138)
SRS: 0.11 (67th of 138) ▪ SOS: 2.84 (64th of 138)


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Mark Carlson* QB 64 Cmp, 113 Att, 736 Yds, 6 TD
Wendell Avery QB 60 Cmp, 111 Att, 663 Yds, 3 TD
Mark Tonn QB 5 Cmp, 8 Att, 102 Yds, 1 TD
Marion Barber* RB 247 Att, 1210 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Kent Kitzmann* RB 100 Att, 339 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Jeff Thompson* RB 14 Rec, 162 Yds, 11.6 Avg
Roy Artis RB 60 Att, 280 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Steve Breault RB 3 Att, -6 Yds, -2.0 Avg
Ray Dilulo RB 10 Rec, 85 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Glenn Lewis RB 5 Att, 16 Yds, 3.2 Avg
Garry White RB 67 Att, 272 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Elmer Bailey* WR 27 Rec, 464 Yds, 17.2 Avg
Chester Cooper WR 5 Rec, 95 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Terry Simmons WR 1 Rec, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Glenn Bourquin* TE 19 Rec, 279 Yds, 14.7 Avg
Randy Sonnenfeld TE 2 Rec, 39 Yds, 19.5 Avg
Greg Murtha* OL
Darell Schwen* OL
Marty Stein* OL
Steve Tobin* OL
Ken Wypyszynski* OL
Alan Blanshaw* DL
Doug Friberg* DL
Tom Murphy* DL
Jim Ronan* DL
Stan Sytsma* DL
Steve Cunningham DL
Ed Burns* LB
Jack Johnson* LB
Keith Brown* DB
Keith Edwards* DB
Ken Foxworth* DB
Brian Snyder* DB